Be My Escape

by Gigi Griffis

As you probably already know, this past weekend I was wonderfully whisked away to Breckenridge, Colorado for a two-night stay away from the never-ending to-do list that has been my life for the past couple weeks. You see, coming back to a place you’ve lived after being away for a while is an overwhelming experience. There are dozens of friends to catch up with, clients to check in with, suitcases to pack and re-pack, hair appointments, dentist appointments, etc., etc., etc.

So when the opportunity for a relaxing, quiet weekend away in Breckenridge presented itself, I said dear god, yes.

Off I went into the snow-dusted Rocky Mountains, where I mostly just enjoyed the clear, blue-skied, alpine views; ate fancy homemade cookies; watched Luna socialize and zoom around at the local dog park; relaxed in the cozy outdoor hot tubs; and enjoyed some quirky local sports bar hospitality.

As an entrepreneur and a full-time traveler, sometimes I forget to take it easy. There’s always another client, another project, a couple tweaks I want to make to the blog. And so it is particularly nice when I force myself to take a moment away from the computer, to revel in the crisp autumn air, to walk down a charming main street with a cone of peppermint ice cream, to hike straight up a set of stone steps just for the view from the top.

I already loved Breckenridge—the most lived in, charming, hospitable mountain town. And this weekend only made me love it more. It holds a special place in my heart because its role is always that of a getaway. A place I can take a deep, cool breath and stare out over a mountain landscape. A place that I can stop worrying about that research I need to do on Monday or the upcoming client trip. A place I can just be.

Thank you, Breckenridge. For being my escape.

And another big thank you to the super helpful folks over at Go Breck and The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge for making this perfect getaway possible. They offered me some discounts and free stuff while I was there, but all gushing is decidedly my own.

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vadim oss October 23, 2012 - 9:56 am

Breckenridge is awesome, so charming and welcoming! This is the place I think of when an idea of snowboarding in Colorado comes back to me again and again. There are plenty of options as far as accommodation goes. From my experience staying in Denver is a bit of a stretch and there is always a chance to get stuck on 70 during snowstorm or icy condition.

Thanks for a reminder that the season is coming!

Montecristo Travels November 12, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Ooooh very tempting!


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